Marion Derrett

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Artist Biography

A native of England, Marion Derrett was born and brought up in the university city of Cambridge, and from ages 11 to 18 years she cycled through the beautiful majestic colleges on her way to school. She attended college in London where she studied to be a teacher, and took art as her main course subject. As both an elementary and ESL teacher art became an important part of her teaching, and she used it in a way to further explanation and understanding. Through her husband’s job Marion has traveled and lived in many different countries, all of which provided inspiration for her need to express her understanding of the world through drawing and painting.

Marion paints both landscapes and portraits. Her paintings show a bold use of color to convey particular emotions and ideas. As a representational artist, she gets a thrill from the challenge of capturing a likeness in a portrait, seeking out the smallest detail and responding to it with sensitivity and delicacy. Her use of pastels gives a realistic and glowing quality to her work. She creates texture, depth and transparency, as well as boldness and light to balance her paintings, both portraits and landscapes.

She has won several awards for her pastel paintings as well as being selected into many juried shows, and she is a juried associate member of the Pastel Society of America.

Original paintings by Marion Derrett are available at The Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ and at Artists at the Mill, Lafayette, NJ. Paintings may also be viewed on her website at www.marionderrett.com and www.portraitspastel.com . Marion is available to create custom commissioned paintings of both portraits and landscapes.

One Straube Center Blvd • Pennington, NJ 08534 • Phone: 609-737-3322 • E-mail:
Straube Center Boulevard surrounded by Route 31, West Franklin Ave., Knowles Ave.-Bixby’s Way, and Broemel Place